If you’ve made your way through the best Spanish-language shows and movies on Netflix, you’ll want to check out the best Latinx movies next. Whether you grew up watching Latinx films with your parents or are now just discovering titles starring famous Hispanic people and Latinx stars, there are plenty of flicks out there to enjoy. Antonio Banderas, Jennifer Lopez, Danny Trejo and Gina Rodriguez among others are front and center in these Latinx movies ranging from romantic dramas to thrillers. No matter what you're in the mood for, there's definitely a flick on this list that'll be right up your alley.
In Gina Rodriguez's latest work, she plays Jill Adams, a U.S. Army veteran and mother of two. She goes to lengths to protect her daughter and son when the world's population can no longer fall asleep. Billions begin suffering from sleep deprivation, including Jill and Noah (Lucius Hoyos). But in a twist of events, Matilda (Ariana Greenblatt) can sleep and she's immediately targeted as a way to find a cure.
Michael Peña, Michelle Rodriguez and Ramon Rodriguez portray an improvised platoon of U.S. Marines who are on a mission to protect humankind against aliens. Led by a resourceful staff sergeant, the group face the otherworldly challenge with grit and courage. As the war goes on though, it's revealed that the soldiers aren't complete strangers.
Motivated by a breakup and her design firm folding all in the same week, Christina Milian's character Gabriela Diaz moves from San Francisco to New Zealand to renovate an inn she won through an online contest. When getting to the countryside, she teams up with restoration expert Jake Taylor (Adam Demos) and the two end up falling in love. But when a blast from her past shows up at her door, things get complicated.
Mexican actress Eiza González stars as Fran, the girlfriend and business partner of con artist Marla Grayson (Rosamund Pike). Together the two deceive vulnerable elderly people into giving them their homes and assets before placing them in assisted living facilities against their will. Everything appears to be going according to plan until Fran and Marla encounter a woman whose son won't let her go without a fight.
Antonio Banderas plays fast-talking lawyer and family man Frank Valera in this 2017 action thriller. His life is forever changed when his wife (Cristina Serafini) and daughter (Lillian Blankenship) are murdered. After dealing with intense guilt for not being by their sides, Frank decides to take a vow of silence until the case is solved. In the meantime, he learns self-defense skills and finds clues of his own.
Perhaps one of Jennifer Lopez's lesser-known movies, Angel Eyes is a romantic drama in which she plays a Chicago police officer named Sharon Pogue. After almost getting killed on the job, she forms a bond with the man who saved her life, only known as Catch (Jim Caviezel). Throughout the film, she discovers who he really is and the unhealed wounds he's been carrying around.
Based on Matthew Quick's 2011 novel Sorta Like a Rock Star, this drama follows high school student Amber Appleton (Auliʻi Cravalho) who aspires to go to Carnegie Mellon University like her late father. Unbeknownst to her classmates, she's experiencing homelessness with her mom, played by One Day at a Time star Justina Machado. But even when she's left on her own, Amber forges ahead to make her dreams come true.
Sofia Carson portrays April, a young aspiring dancer trying to make it in New York City. Unfortunately, a public incident forces her to retreat back home to Wisconsin where she's offered to be coach of the New Hope dance team. While she initially accepts the opportunity as a last ditch effort to save her career, the group of young dancers show her that there's more to life than stardom.
Machete Kills is the sequel to the 2010 action film Machete. In the second installment, Danny Trejo, Jessica Alba and Michelle Rodriguez reprise their roles. What's more, Sofía Vergara and Antonio Banderas join the cast. Machete is at the center of the thriller after he cuts a deal with the U.S. president to stop a nuclear missile attack. But he ends up discovering there's a much larger conspiracy going on.
Puerto-Rican actor Luis Guzmán portrays an NYPD detective who's hired by a famous Parisian fashion designer (Alice Taglioni) to retrieve her stolen couture purse designs. He says goodbye to his longtime girlfriend (Rosario Dawson) and heads off to Paris with his partner, Eddie (Edgar Garcia). In the City of Lights, they discover the truth and also make time to have some fun.
Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez gives an energizing performance playing music journalist Jenny. After she lands her dream job with Rolling Stone in California, Jenny's boyfriend of nine years (Lakeith Stanfield) breaks up with her. In an attempt to celebrate the next chapter of her life, she spends her last days in New York City with her best friends. But Jenny is also determined to get closure in whatever way she can.
Set in the Bronx, New York City, the comedy horror opens with a vampire killing salon owner Becky (Zoe Saldana). In the same neighborhood, Miguel Martinez (Jaden Michael) is organizing a block party to save a local bodega. His friends, Bobby Carter (Gerald W. Jones III) and Luis Acosta (Gregory Diaz IV), understand his growing concern about gentrification, but they have other problems when they encounter the vampires. The trio watches the 1998 classic Blade and starts coming up with a plan of attack.